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Topeka, KS City Council Rejects Domestic Partnerships

Ten speakers asked the Topeka City Council to establish a domestic partnership registry Tuesday evening, saying the move would strike a blow against inequality and show Topeka is a progressive city. But those arguments failed to sway a majority of the council, which voted 5-4 to reject the proposed ordinance.
Topeka Capital-Journal
December 1, 2011

First Out Vt. State Supreme Court Justice Sworn In

Beth Robinson was sworn in on Monday as the first out member of the Vermont state Supreme Court. Robinson was one of the lawyers who represented three couples in a case that prompted the state legislature to pass a civil unions law. Robinson later joined Vermont Freedom to Marry.
Associated Press
November 29, 2011


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